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Report: Elon Musk’s ‘hyperloop’ idea could work – USA TODAY


Fortune

Report: Elon Musk's 'hyperloop' idea could work
USA TODAY
LOS ANGELES — Enthusiasts behind Elon Musk's "hyperloop" proposal — an intercity tube that speeds passengers riding in capsules at 600 miles per hour — have taken the next step, producing a report outlying some of the big issues around the project.
Elon Musk's Hyperloop "Only 10 Years Away"Chinatopix
Supertube to Travel Faster Than Bullet Train: ReportNDTV
Hyperloop Startup Wants to Connect the Entire USAPC Magazine
Mashable
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Posted on 22 December 2014 | 1:28 pm

Fox News and Fox Business removed from Dish Network – SlashGear


Uncover California

Fox News and Fox Business removed from Dish Network
SlashGear
It's not uncommon at all for negotiations in the cable and satellite TV industry to come to a standstill and for either the cable or satellite firm or the owner of a network that airs on the TV platform to remove channels from the line up as a negotiation tactic.
Fox News pulled from Dish lineup due to fee disputeUncover California
Fox News dropped by Dish Network following contract disputesBirmingham Business Journal
Dish Network Gets Foxy with Fox News after Contract Negotiations FailTech Times
Chinatopix -NewsBusters (blog) -CNET
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Posted on 22 December 2014 | 1:18 pm

Apple in 2014: iPhone 6, iCloud hack, Beats and more (pictures) – CNET


CNET

Apple in 2014: iPhone 6, iCloud hack, Beats and more (pictures)
CNET
Here is a look at the tech giant's many highs — and a handful of lows — over the past year. Read Less. A big Beats buy. Leading off a year of many big events for the company, Apple in May unveiled its largest acquisition ever, agreeing to purchase Beats for $3 …
Piper Jaffray: Apple Customers Cautious About Apple WatchBidness ETC
iPhone 7 Release With Best Specs and Features – iPad Air 3 To Feature 4GB of The Fuse Joplin
Apple Watch sales will be 'modest', analysts predictTrustedReviews
Business Insider -Chinatopix -Channel News Asia
all 35 news articles »

Posted on 22 December 2014 | 1:10 pm

Champagne Bubbles May Help Solve Our Future Energy Needs: Here’s Why – Tech Times


Tech Times

Champagne Bubbles May Help Solve Our Future Energy Needs: Here's Why
Tech Times
Scientists use supercomputers to study bubbles in boiling water. Their objective? More efficient electrical-generating power plants. (Photo : H. Inaoka/RIKEN). Japanese scientists say there's a process that could be a focus for making electricity-generating …
Researchers Explain Champagne BubblesChinatopix
Champagne Bubbles have Link with Power Generating Turbine: StudyNew Hampshire Voice
Bubbles Could Provide Energy BreakthroughDiscovery News
The Utah People’s Post -Design & Trend -Geek Infinite
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Posted on 22 December 2014 | 12:50 pm

NASA Astronauts Ratchet Up Sustainable Space Mission With 3D Print … – Forbes


Forbes

NASA Astronauts Ratchet Up Sustainable Space Mission With 3D Print
Forbes
NASA space explorers have made a major breakthrough with the first ever in-space creation of a tool from a design emailed from Earth, taking a big step towards highly sustainable space exploration. The 3D printing breakthrough, on the International Space …
ISS Needed a Ratchet. NASA Emails One for 3D PrintingTech Times
First piece of hardware 'emailed' by NASA- A socket wrenchPioneer News
ISS astronauts develop socket wrench from emailed hardware via 3D-printerAmerica Herald
Economic Times
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Posted on 22 December 2014 | 11:37 am

Google’s Android One Phones to Drop in Three More Markets in Coming Weeks – Modern Readers


Modern Readers

Google's Android One Phones to Drop in Three More Markets in Coming Weeks
Modern Readers
Google's Android One Phones to Drop in Three More Markets in Coming Weeks Google's Android One initiative is an ambitious one – it seeks to manufacture and release “people's smartphones” that are as high in quality as they are low in pricing.
Google Android One phones to sell in three more Asian countriesPC Advisor
Google's Android One is headed to Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka soonMobiletor.com
Google Expands Its Android One Initiative To Bangladesh, Nepal And Sri LankaTechCrunch
NDTV -The Tech Portal
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Posted on 22 December 2014 | 11:25 am

Techbytes: Amazon Will Not Give Up on the Fire Phone – ABC News


ABC News

Techbytes: Amazon Will Not Give Up on the Fire Phone
ABC News
ABC's Rebecca Jarvis goes undercover to claim a free trip offer received in the mail. Skip to this video now. Related. Now Playing: Techbytes: Amazon Will Not Give Up on the Fire Phone. Resume Playing Video. Related Videos. More information on this video.
Amazon makes desperate bid to resurrect Fire Phone with new featuresState Column
Amazon's Fire Phone 2 – “Breakthrough Technology” or Back to Basics?Modern Readers
Amazon Fire Phone 2 Announced For 2016States Chronicle
Northern Voices Online -Delhi Daily News -PC Magazine
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Posted on 22 December 2014 | 10:03 am

State joins national settlement with T-Mobile over data cramming allegations – The Ridgefield Press


NDTV

State joins national settlement with T-Mobile over data cramming allegations
The Ridgefield Press
consumer-protection-dept Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) Commissioner William M. Rubenstein announced recently that Connecticut, along with 49 other states and the District of Columbia, has reached …
T-Mobile Facing FTC LawsuitPioneer News
Mobile cramming: T-Mobile US settles lawsuit by paying USD 90 millionWall Street Hedge
T-mobile to refund atleast $90 million to its consumersIndia Today
Washington Business Journal (blog) -Computerworld -Yibada (English Edition)
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Posted on 22 December 2014 | 9:14 am

Here’s what astronauts aboard Orion will see during re-entry – Engadget


Florida Today

Here's what astronauts aboard Orion will see during re-entry
Engadget
Most of us will never be astronauts — sorry to break it to ya — but we can at least pretend to be aboard the Orion capsule with this video (below the fold), courtesy of NASA. Orion's camera captured 10 minutes of footage from the time it started blazing through …
Here's What An Astronaut Will See While Spiraling 20000 Mph Through The CBS Local
Amazing new view from Orion's re-entry into Earth's atmosphereABC30.com
1.7 lakh Indians' names on NASA's Orion crew moduleBusiness Standard

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Posted on 20 December 2014 | 7:05 pm

Sea Ghost: Scientists Spot Deepest Fish in Mariana Trench – NBCNews.com


NBCNews.com

Sea Ghost: Scientists Spot Deepest Fish in Mariana Trench
NBCNews.com
Researchers say they have spotted the deepest living fish ever found — a sea ghost of a snailfish that floated past their video camera at a depth of 26,716 feet (8,143 meters) in the Mariana Trench. The expedition team, led by University of Hawaii marine …
Ghostly Fish Discovered at Record Depths in the Ocean (Video)Viral Global News
Marine scientists spot deepest living fish ever foundScience Recorder
How Scientists Found Deepest-Ever Fish 5 Miles DownKMBZ
UPI.com -Headlines & Global News -NEWS.com.au
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Posted on 19 December 2014 | 8:17 pm

Tech News Headlines – Yahoo News

China condemns cyberattacks, but says no proof North Korea hacked Sony

U.S. Secretary of State Kerry delivers remarks as China's Foreign Minister Wang looks on, before their meeting in WashingtonBy Megha Rajagopalan and Steve Holland BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – China said on Monday it opposed all forms of cyberattacks but there was no proof that North Korea was responsible for the hacking of Sony Pictures, as the United States has said. North Korea has denied it was to blame and has vowed to hit back against any U.S. retaliation, threatening the White House and the Pentagon. The hackers said they were incensed by a Sony comedy about a fictional assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, which the studio has pulled. …

Posted on 22 December 2014 | 9:34 am

South Korea nuclear plant operator says hacked, raising alarm

By Meeyoung Cho and Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) – Computer systems at South Korea’s nuclear plant operator have been hacked, the company said on Monday, sharply raising concerns about safeguards around nuclear facilities in a country that remains technically at war with North Korea. The Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Co Ltd (KHNP) and the government said only “non-critical” data was stolen by the hackers, and that there was no risk to nuclear installations, including the country’s 23 atomic reactors. …

Posted on 22 December 2014 | 9:36 am

Uber business model faces legal scrutiny in Taiwan, Chinese mega city

Photo illustration of logo of car-sharing service app Uber on a smartphone over a reserved lane for taxis in a street in MadridBy Michael Gold and Adam Jourdan TAIPEI/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc is under fire in Taiwan and the Chinese mainland mega city Chongqing over concerns that it and its drivers are not appropriately licensed, adding to a string of official complaints aimed at the fast-growing U.S. start-up. Uber has been subject to similar action in economies as varied as Thailand and Spain. …

Posted on 22 December 2014 | 10:40 am

Xiaomi raising over $1 billion from investors including GIC: source

People stand near a logo of Xiaomi ahead of the launching ceremony of Xiaomi Phone 4, in BeijingSINGAPORE/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China's Xiaomi is raising over $1 billion from investors including Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC that would value the smartphone maker at over $45 billion, a person familiar with the deal said. The fund raising was first reported by the Wall Street Journal, which also said this round was led by tech fund All-Stars Investment and included Russian tech fund DST Global and Yunfeng Capital, a private-equity firm affiliated with Alibaba Group Holding Ltd Executive Chairman Jack Ma. …

Posted on 22 December 2014 | 10:16 am

Activity trackers get smarter at measuring fitness

By Dorene Internicola NEW YORK (Reuters) – Fitness activity trackers have come a long way since Leonardo da Vinci sketched a rudimentary gear-and-pendulum pedometer to track the treks of 15th century Roman soldiers. Today’s devices count calories, measure sleep patterns and monitor heart rates as well as steps. Fitness experts predict their popularity and usefulness will grow as they become more sophisticated. …

Posted on 22 December 2014 | 9:12 am

Obama says Sony hack not an act of war

File photo of a security guard standing at the entrance of United Artists theater during the premiere of the film "The Interview" in Los AngelesBy Steve Holland and Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama moved to prevent U.S. anger at North Korea from spiraling out of control on Sunday by saying the massive hacking of Sony Pictures was not an act of war but instead was cyber-vandalism. Washington's longstanding dispute with North Korea, which for years has centered on its nuclear weapons program, has entered new territory with the accusation that Pyongyang carried out an assault on a major Hollywood entertainment company. …

Posted on 21 December 2014 | 5:46 pm

2014: The year Apple got me to dump Android

2014: The year Apple got me to dump AndroidAn Android user since the platform's beginning, I dropped it this year and Apple's to blame.

Posted on 22 December 2014 | 1:34 pm

Oracle buys Datalogix, beefs up digital marketing cloud

Oracle buys Datalogix, beefs up digital marketing cloudOracle's acquisition of Datalogix complements the purchase of BlueKai and rounds out its data cloud.

Posted on 22 December 2014 | 1:31 pm

How tech companies are propelling the environmental movement, and why it’s time to do more

How tech companies are propelling the environmental movement, and why it's time to do moreDue to their influence, funds, and will to act, tech companies have emerged as key players in the environmental movement. Here's what we think they need to do to take it to the next level.

Posted on 22 December 2014 | 1:29 pm

Twelve South updates its excellent BookBook iPhone wallet case for the iPhone 6

Twelve South updates its excellent BookBook iPhone wallet case for the iPhone 6The Apple accessories maker has finished updating its BookBook for iPhone wallet case for the iPhone 6 and released it on the world. Here's my review.

Posted on 22 December 2014 | 1:24 pm